My story

If you haven’t read my reflection Digging for treasure…I highly recommend you to do, it will give a clearer understanding in arriving at the following destination below;

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This is an excerpt from my book

“I go to prepare a place for you” …*

The following is from my personal journal;

Malaysia….1980…

I have been reading in the ancient scripts of the Bible (that my grandparents gave me before I left Australia)…that God hadn’t wanted a religious or ritualistic relationship with people any longer…so He sent His promised Son Jesus to pave the way for us to be able to choose a personal relationship with Him…

Jesus said that we needed to be ‘born anew of the Spirit’ in the ancient text of  John 3: 5… And I realized this meant accepting that God had sent Jesus to bridge the gap between us and God…a gap that had been created by Adam and Eve in the garden…I also read that Jesus had accepted this task with joy in His amazing love for us…

Jesus had come to earth to take upon Himself, man’s rejection of God…I also realized that I too, not just Adam and Eve, had rejected God!

I have not given Him the relationship that He desired…Mine is one of religion and ritual… Only when I need or want something do I go to Him…I do what I have been taught…rote prayers, traditional actions and rituals to get a result… which is not what I have been reading in Jesus’ life…Hmmmm….

The next journal entry;

…I have asked God the Father, just in quiet prayer, to have that personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus…

I have accepted the amazing lengths Jesus went to for me…being born as one of us but conceived by the Spirit of God, living as a man, being cruelly and brutally killed on that cross when He was God…taking on all of our rejection of Him and the Father…

I asked Him to forgive me for my rejection of Him in my words, thoughts and actions…I accepted His miraculous arising from death…And His ascending into Heaven…God in all His fullness is AWESOME!

This is what it means to be ‘born anew of the Spirit’ (also known as born again)… God’s Spirit has come into a personal and intimate relationship within me… Our new adventure has just begun!

Today…

…There’s a popular belief circulating that there are many ways/paths that lead to God the Father and in spending eternity with Him. This is a deception, Jesus said continually while here on earth, that there is only one way to the Father…through a personal relationship with Him, Jesus Christ…

This personal spiritual relationship is open and available to all… All we have to do is ask Jesus as I did above…

We have a choice & God will not interfere with our freedom in that choice… We either choose to have that personal and intimate relationship in being ‘born anew of the Spirit’ or not… Each has to make their own decision…no one can make it for you. It’s yours freely to choose…

My greatest desire and prayer…that you will spend eternity…with God the Father through His Son Jesus & know the peace this relationship brings through His Holy Spirit…

Remember it doesn’t happen automatically as popular culture would have us believe…It takes that choice to have that relationship with Him and live out our life continually within that relationship.

Let me ask you dear friend…

Where will you spend eternity?

Because there is life after death, I have been there & its documented! I shared this amazing experience in Book Excerpt…

Where we will spend Eternity is our personal choice…either with God…

Or

In a place eternally without Him, without His peace, without any hope, without His love, without His light, without any way to get to Him ever…& it would have been a personal choice to be in that place of eternal hoplessness!

 

*Excerpts taken from; “I go to prepare a place for you” John 14:2,  © Jennifer, 2017, pp 19-23. All rights reserved © teawithjennifer.blog 2018

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